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Lawrence of Arabia: Romantic, Orientalist, and Western Cultural Artefact

Lawrence of Arabia: Romantic, Orientalist, and Western Cultural Artefact

UK Events

19 December 2018 18:30 to 20:00

Council for British Research in the Levant, 10 Carlton House Terrace
SW1Y 5AH

T E Lawrence played a central role in the outcome of the First World War in the Middle East. His own testimony in his famous war memoir Seven Pillars of Wisdom has now been ground-truthed by a ten-year archaeological field project. This provides a firmer base for examining his character, achievements, celebrity status, and endless cultural reconfiguration over the last century. These matters remain highly problematic, since Lawrence himself was both a Romantic and an Orientalist, and the many…

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Contexts and Connections: Exploring Petra in 1929

Contexts and Connections: Exploring Petra in 1929

UK Events

10 January 2019 16:00 to 17:00

BP Lecture Theatre, British Museum, Great Russell Street, London
WC1B 3DG

        In the spring of 1929, an important new phase began in Petra research.  The Melchett Expedition arrived on site to begin the first intensive excavations of this important ancient city.  Expedition members George Horsfield, Agnes Conway, Ditlef Nielsen and Tawfiq Canaan examined the history of Petra from many angles, recording the results of their researches over the two-month season in a type-written "Petra Exploration Fund" diary. …

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